In order to proof that 21st century learning skills are imbibed in our students, a year-long in-school Robotics programme has been introduced in CBSE. To succeed in this new information-base and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at different levels. Building a robot involves inference drawing, model construction, testing and controlling a robot calls for the ability to give precise inputs.
When done in a team, robotics calls for collaboration and communication for the project to work. This teaches students valuable life skills in teamwork, communication and even community participation. The rationale for inclusion of robotics in education is thus a well- founded one and stands on solid ground.
Many popular tool kits like LEGO, littleBits, Arduino, Scratch Programming, 3D Design and Printing etc., are made available for the students under a single roof for activity-based learning which are highly interactive, educative and informative. Keeping this in mind, robotics classes have been introduced for the ‘ I ’ sections of classes VI to VIII.